General Exchange Format

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General Exchange Format
Filename extension.gxf
Internet media typeapplication/gxf
Type code"gxf "
Initial release2001 (2001)
Latest release/ 2009 (2009)[1]
Type of formatContainer format
Container foraudiovisual material
 
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General Exchange Format
Filename extension.gxf
Internet media typeapplication/gxf
Type code"gxf "
Initial release2001 (2001)
Latest release/ 2009 (2009)[1]
Type of formatContainer format
Container foraudiovisual material

General eXchange Format (GXF), is a file exchange format for the transfer of simple and compound clips between television program storage systems. It is a container format that can contain Motion JPEG (M-JPEG), MPEG, or DV-based video compression standards, with associated audio, time code, and user data that may include user-defined metadata.

Originally GXF was developed by Grass Valley Group, then standardized by SMPTE as SMPTE 360M,[1] and was extended in SMPTE RDD 14-2007[2] to include high-definition video resolutions.

GXF has a fairly simple data model compared with SMPTE MXF container format since it should be used for file transfers and not as a storage format with no editing capabilities.[3] SMPTE RDD 14-2007 is only 57 pages long, compared with many hundreds of pages for the MXF standards.

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